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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L soft top VIN: WBABK7325V
Hi There. This convertible top will open part way. The storage cover will open and then it will not go any further. At his point I have to work in manually. The top lock motor seems to be working OK but the top motor does not seem to be switching on. I checke...
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5347Y
Hello BMW techs everywhere.I have this 540i with a check engine light on.BMW code 33 or obd code P0011.'A'camshaft position timing over advanced or system performance bank 1. I have powered each vanos solenoid manually and i notice a considerable difference in...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L cluth VIN: WBABN53461
hello, customer vehicle was tow to shop, customer indicated that vehicle was park for more than 3 years and recently had tried to move it. the brakes were frozen and he was tring to unfree the brakes by using the clutch??? well transmition was taken out and th...
2006 BMW M5 5.0L Teach-in clutch valve characteristic values VIN: WBSNB93506
hi every one. this e60 M5 came to us in transmission limp mode. we scanned the vehicle using the Autologic scan tool and retrieved transmission(EGS/SMG) fault: PDLC sensor redundant. the clutch was slipping so we replaced the clutch. after the replacement we t...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA28E9T
this car cranks but dosent start i replace crank sensor and still same i have no spark and no injectors pulse check continuity on hardness from sensor to ecm and its ok and have noidea how to check sensor signal at ecm conector cause connector is made in a way... Trouble codes: 64 (crank position sensor signal L5 not recognized/implausible)
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2309G2X
Hi all, Help, really need help this 98 MB C280 stuck at our bay for too long. Originally came in with P0400 stored. We did take off the EGR piping and found it badly clogged. We soak it with carb cleaner overnight and tested it flow like new. We the... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR performance)
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L window, locks, can VIN: WDBJF70H9X
Got this 210 E-320, Customer had car jumped due to dead battery. Now the windows dont work, exceept the right rear, the door locks dont work and neither do the seats and interior lights when you open the doors. Have done a short test and cleared lots of voltag...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L passager side air bag
2000 S500 Mercedes-Benz code b1315 auto child seat occupancy recognition( passenger side). flow chart in mitchell ondemand is wrong, I have only 3 wires , not 6 wires like flow chart says,how do i test sensor to see if it is bad. It's the shop owner's car. Cal...
2000 Opel ASTRA 1.8L Starter VIN: ADMRT48BBX
This car has got a problem starting when the engine is hot. When the engine is cold the starter works fine. When the engine is hot the starter will not operate correctly. It starts if pushed though. When operating the starter in this condition it will briefl...
2005 Other European quattroporte 4.2L rotor VIN: ZAMCE39A45
hello group, I have this 05 maserati quattroporte here that went to metal on the rear brakes. We cannot anywhere find the machine specs for these rotors and is there anything special to know about if we do machine them. I've got a thickness of .890. thanks in ...
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L vents VIN: WP0AA0947F
Ok guys here it goes. This vehicle sat for 12 years (no lie). I got it running with a little work and the owner wants the ac to work. The system was empty so I recharged it after it held a vacuum for 1 hour. Fuse was blown so I put one in. Ac comes on but not ...
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Misfire VIN: WPOCA29815
Hi, This car came in with a rough idle. Codes were for a misfire. Checked plugs, they wre worn so they were replaced. Then the coils were switched. Also the injectors were switched from that cylinder, #3. Misfire stayed at that cylinder. The engine does have a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303
1966 Volkswagen dune buggy 50CID no idle at times
this is mine and over the years i have tried to fix with no luck. it will idle fine till you drive it down road and come to a stop. 90% of the time it won't idle. let sit 5 minutes or re arrange plug wires and make backfire and your idling again. go start it a...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Car was driven in , customer complained that he felt a sudden jerk and the check engine light came on.When we scanned we found the above codes. tried to clear code but would not clear.Did a OHM test on the wiring to each componet no problems, air mass meter re... Trouble codes: 17880 (evap leak dection pump), 17833 (evap purge valve), 17525 (O2 sen b1 s2 and 17523 O2 b1s1), 17843 (sec air pump), 17829 (sec air solenoid valve), 16486 (air mass meter and in ABS we have code01314)
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Collision Repair VIN: 3VWCK21Y13
The air bag mod has a code 01042 stored. I have put the code in with an Ultra Scan tool but it does not clear. I thing i have the right code but i don't know if it is the scan tool or not. Do I need the O.E. tool?

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D7W
First, Thanks to all respondants. I was able to borrow the cam and crank holding fixtures from a good friend and verified the timing setting was right. Much to my surprise it was correct, so next we checked for spark kilo volt at coils and wires . With our fin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 missfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 missfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 missfire).
1998 Audi A4 2.8L in km VIN: WAUGD28D0W
Thank you all very much it was a coding issue the third number got change to a 0 German instead of a 2 USA I have no idea how this happened but I recoded this cluster and it is fine thank u all very much esp Cain and Rob THIS I BELEIVE HAPPEN USING THE NEW ROS...
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: WBADN63431
Recieved two replies both were a varation of a method already tried to have system re-learn. We ended up finding a burnt wire for the MAP sensor. After repair of the wire and a MAP fuse replacement, we could then clear and do a re-learn. Car runs fine now, I ... Trouble codes: P1637.
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L transmission VIN: WBAGL63462
thankyou to all that took the time to respond i replaced the sleeve and the pan and the leak is now repaired thanks again mark
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No Start VIN: 4JGAB72E9X
thanks million all your input.replace igntion switch truck start right up. . all is well.most of you hit right on head. thanks again.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG78J71
Thanks to all who responded, especially Dave [...], Ken , and Estaban. Replaced the Ignition Control Module and Misfire on 7-9 disappeared. 10-12 was better, but still had some erraric misfire. O2 sensor for that group was bad. Replaced it and all is well. Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple misfire), P0307 (Misfire cyl.7), P0308 (misfire cyl.8), P0309 (misfire cyl.9), P0310 (misfire cyl.10), P0311 (misfire cyl. 11).
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33494
Ok fixed, yep the fuel pump relay was on the bottom of the fuse box which is on bottom of drivers side a pillar, which was soaked with water. So we did replace the relay, and bam it startd up. I should have cked it before posting, my bad. But fuse box neede...
1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHD81H0V
Thanks to all who responded. Apologize for the delay, but have been really sick and wanted to make sure car OK b4 closing out. We replaced all of the vac lines in engine compartment, cleaned out the throttle body and the PCV system such as it is, and all was ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304, P0305, P0306.
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Limp home shift activated VIN: 3WVAB81E4X
Thanks to Norman [...] of Indiana for this one. Apparently wire harnesses are problems on these. Even though the wires ohm'd out fine, and had no short to ground. After replacing the Transmission harness the car worked great!
2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L abs VIN: 9BWDH61J63
The fix was to replace the bearing carrier, seems we bent the ABS sensor hole just enough to throw the sensor readind out of wack.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L air bag VIN: 3VWCT81K26
1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Engine VIN: YV1LW571XR
So I did replace the black box and the hole in the engine was only 1/3 plugged not too bad. Put together, still smoked bad. Remove turbo took out blades turbo was oily, plugged coolant and oil lines. No more smoking engine. Fixed.
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